'He's a monster': Nebraska players blown away by performance of Fordham LB Ryan Greenhagen
Nebraska rolled to a predictable blowout win of Fordham Saturday afternoon, but the Rams had some tough players show out throughout the game.
One player that particularly stood out to the Huskers and head coach Scott Frost was linebacker Ryan Greenhagen. What made his appearance so special? He produced a mind-boggling 30 total tackles on the afternoon.
After the game, Huskers running back Markese Stepp had an incredible reaction to the news. He was blown away with the total tally of Greenhagen’s day:
“47, he made every tackle. He’s nice for real,” said Stepp. “30?! Wow, 30 tackles…that’s a lot, he’s a monster, not gonna lie.”
Nebraska linebacker JoJo Domann was also incredulous when told of Greenhagen’s day with a simple response:
“30? Respect,” said Domann.
Frost even admitted that Greenhagen might have actually had 31 tackles on the day:
“Number 47? He’s a guy…that kid came over and got (Logan Smothers) pretty good, I had to dodge out of the way to avoid getting hit,” explained Frost. “I heard he got 31 tackles, including one on me.”
47 is one number the #Huskers won’t forget after this week. Ryan Greenhagen (@Ryangreenhagen1) had 30(!!!!) tackles for Fordham. Here’s Markese Stepp, JoJo Domann, and Scott Frost reacting to his performance. pic.twitter.com/dna05NyP2H
— Rex Smith (@RexSmithTV) September 4, 2021
The 30 tackles are a record for an opposing player against Nebraska. Greenhagen also becomes just the 4th FCS player ever to hit the 30-tackle mark:
Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen records his 30th tackle of the game, setting a new Nebraska opponent record.
— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) September 4, 2021
Fordham senior linebacker Ryan Greenhagen became the fourth player to notch the FCS single-game record of 30 tackles (13 solos, 17 assists) in the Rams' 52-7 loss at Nebraska today. pic.twitter.com/92SNWHy0eU
— FCS Football (@FCS_STATS) September 4, 2021